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Single Spindle 5C Indexer

   5C         88 ft-lb
Note: Motor cover size and shape varies with motor type.

The VH-5C is perfect for small parts machining by utilizing standard 5C collets from 1/64" up to an 1-1/8". Or easily spin on a 6", 3-jaw chuck to the 2-3/16" threaded spindle nose for holding larger parts.  The VH-5C comes standard with a manual lever handle and draw tube to close the collets. We also offer an optional air collet closer for greater holding force. Just flip a lever and the collet clamps your part securely, consistently all with less operator fatigue. 

The Index Designs VH-5C head is built from top-quality components and has been engineered to provide robust operation without sacrificing accuracy. The gear set uses throated helix gears for greater contact area to reduce gear wear and absorb shock loads which in turn helps maximize gear life and maintain accuracy over a longer period of time. A dual adjustment design provides optimal gear mesh to further enhance the performance and accuracy of the gear set. AC brushless motors used in the 5C eliminate maintenance associated with brush replacement.

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VH-5C with motor and cables

The Index Designs VH-5C is a true 4th-axis 5C collet head, complete with compatible servo motor, and 9' extension cables ready to plug into your 4th-axis ready CNC machine. Price includes manual handle collet closer.

Note: Price does not include installation or parameter changes that may be necessary to adjust for different gear ratios. 


For machines that are not 4th-axis ready: Add 4th-axis kit for each rotary table. Kit includes all parts necessary to make CNC machine 4th-axis ready. Prices vary by machine. Call for quote. Does not include installation. 

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Don't need true 4th-axis? Just need point-to-point indexing? A cost-efficient solution for any CNC machine that is not 4th-axis-ready. This single-axis, programmable control box will add indexing or semi-4th-axis capability to any machine. It can be easily interfaced using a spare M-code from your CNC machine. Indexing position moves to practically any angle are programmed directly through the front panel of the control box and are triggered by an M-code, or utilize the control box's DNC function to run a complete machine program file from a USB key. 


  • Easily interfaces to any CNC machine and control including Fanuc, Mitsubishi, Fadal, Haas, Hurco and many others. No expensive 4th axis drive needed.​​​

  • 4 Modes of Control:

    • Full DNC to CNC

      • Complete CNC operation by DNC feed.​

      • All XYZA moves and CNC code from the indexer control.

      • Run very large programs directly from your USB.

      • Standard G-code functionality.

    • Print from CNC

      • Standard macro DPRNT type commands from CNC.​

      • The CNC feeds the indexer control box each A move.

    • M-function Cycle

      • Internal control box programming.

      • The CNC starts each cycle.

    • Manual Cycle

      • Internal control box programming with start button activation.​​

  • External USB for storage and DNC, compatible with 4GB and above.​

  • Fast indexing to any angle.

  • Portable. Easily move from machine to machine.

  • Operates on 110 VAC power.

  • Includes CNC Interface and RS-232 cables for M-function and serial input commands. No other hardware or electronics needed.

  • Made in the USA.​

Package includes the 5C with manual collet closer and indexing box with all the cables
(including 4-pin M-code cable) and motor. Ready to run.

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